Core Values

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Ruled by God’s Word

Genesis 1; Deuteronomy 32:46-47; 2 Timothy 3:16- 17; Hebrews 4:12; 2 Peter 1:19-21

God’s Word is perfect, relevant, and unchanging. We believe God’s Word has authority over our lives. We believe God’s Word:

  • Shows the Light (Jesus).
  • Reveals our darkness.
  • Illuminates the Path to obeying God.
  • Transforms us to be more like the Light (Jesus).
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Covenant Community

Acts 2:42-47; Acts 4:32-34; John 17:16-26; Hebrews 10:24-25; Hebrews 3:12-15

Bonded by the covenant Jesus made with us:

We love

Love is a group effort. We love together as one community,

Love is transparent.  We don’t cover our own sins (only Jesus covers sin).

We hold each other accountable to the life Christ calls us to as an act of love, by being transparent, accountable, together. 

We live

We believe in our Life Groups and God’s work in them.

The home symbolizes the every-day living.  This is where we must live for Christ, not just in the Church building.

We will commit to walk with each other in our physical, emotional, and spiritual hurts.

We celebrate

Joys: We celebrate joys together

Sorrows: We celebrate sorrows as we remember the hope we have in Christ

Gospel: We celebrate the greatest gift we have ever received.

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Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 3:27-29; Colossians 3:12-17; 2 Peter 3:18; Luke 10:25-37

We have been received into God’s Family by grace through faith alone. Therefore we will be:

Led by Grace

We will be a people who live our lives as Christ-followers knowing that it is all by grace.  It is by God’s grace that we will grow to be more like Jesus.

Motivated by Grace

It is grace that motivates us to live lives that honor Jesus.  We desire to be motivated by God’s grace rather than condemnation and guilt.

Extend Grace

We will be a church that is multi-denominational.  We desire for all people who belong to Jesus to worship and serve together.  We will cling to essential beliefs, but extend grace to non-essential beliefs.

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Growing Disciples of Jesus

Matthew 28:18-20; Romans 1:16; Romans; 10:9; 1 Corinthians 1:24; Colossians 3:1-17

Jesus’ last command will be our first priority.  Therefore we will:


We want our people to make disciples as they go.  “Going” means that disciple-making is not just in the four walls of the building, but as you go about your daily life.


As believers in Christ, we have been changed by the Gospel.  Therefore, we will reach people with the gospel of Jesus Christ.


Learning to be more like Jesus, we will:

  1. Weekly Teach the Word of God
  2. Participate in Life Groups, Bible Studies, and Missional Groups.
  3. Take time to personally Study God’s Word.
  4. Participate in Ministry Opportunities Inside and/or Outside TLC.


We will use our resources to train and encourage Christ-followers to take the gospel to their neighbors and the ends of the earth.

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Matthew 20:28; Galatians 5:13; Philippians 2:3-8; 1 Peter 4:10; Galatians 5:13

We will be a church that serves others because God first served us.  We will serve:


We will be generous in our resources, time, and energy.


We will serve through organized service projects, while at the same time, empowering and encouraging each other to seize opportunities to serve on their own.


We will ask the Holy Spirit to lead, guide, empower, and fill us as we serve.